Women's French Open Betting: Robson hoping to leave her mark in Paris

27May 2013

Roland Garros


It's Day 2 at the French Open 2013, and Abelson Info expect British star Laura Robson to be amongst those heading for the second round...


The action in Paris is beginning to heat up as the top seeds make their entrance in the tournament, and amongst the underdogs hoping to join them will be Laura Robson.


The world number 35 takes on Caroline Wozniacki in the first round, and given the Dane's struggles on clay in recent weeks she will fancy her chances of sending the  former world number one packing.


Wozniacki suffered a disappointing first round exit in Rome just a fortnight ago, before the top seed in Brussels fell at the first hurdle again just last week. As a  result, her confidence will be shaky heading into this clash, with Robson looking to continue her ascent up the world rankings with another major scalp.


Tuesday sees several of the top seeds take to the clay for the first time in the French capital, with Agnieszka Radwanska kicking things off on the Suzanne Lenglen  court. The fourth seed has had her troubles on clay and has lost to Shahar Peer twice on this surface in their previous meetings. However, the Pole has come a long way  since and will be hoping to avoid an early exit.


Defending champion Maria Sharapova returns to the scene of her biggest triumph of last year, hopeful of getting her title defence off to a strong start. The 26-year- old has a problematic run ahead in the latter stages, and so she will hope to wrap her opener up in commanding fashion when she takes on Su-Wei Hsieh.


2011 champion Na Li also gets her campaign underway and faces another tricky opponent. She has come up against Anabel Medina Garrigues on five previous occasions, with  her only win coming last year at the Australia Open, and that was via a retirement.


The Spaniard has won all three of their clashes on clay, but the Chinese world number six is a completely different proposition six years on from their last meeting on  this surface, and Li will be confident of prevailing.


In terms of value bets though, Carla Suarez Navarro has proven herself to be an astute player on clay, but her opponent Simona Halep is coming off the back of a  memorable semi-final run in Rome. It promises to be a close encounter, but the Romanian may be worth a small investment at 2.12.


Italian ace Flavia Pennetta will also fancy her chances when she takes on Kirsten Flipkens on Tuesday afternoon. She returned to form at just the right time after  reaching the last four in Strasbourg last week, while her rival has failed to make it past the second round in her last two tournaments.


Meanwhile, Sloane Stephens has been tipped to have an extended run in Paris and will be confident of making short work of Italian world number 111 Karin Knapp.


With Serena Williams breezing through her opening match, it promises to be an intriguing Day 2 as the rest of her challengers aim to show they are capable of stopping  her.


Recommended Bets

Back Robson to beat Wozniacki @ 1.86

Back Halep to beat Navarro @ 2.12

Back Pennetta to beat Flipkens @ 1.75

Back Stephens to beat Knapp 2-0 @ 2.3



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Keywords: French Open, Robson, Paris, Wozniacki

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